'Woman in Black' sequel planned

A follow-up to 'The Woman in Black' is in development, it has emerged.

A follow-up to 'The Woman in Black' is in development, it has emerged.

Studio Hammer is teaming with Alliance Films and Cross Creek Pictures to work on the project, which will be called 'The Woman in Black: Angels of Death' and will take place 40 years after the original movie.

Jon Croker – who worked as a story editor on the first film – will write the picture, with Roy Lee executively producing.

It is not believed Daniel Radcliffe, who played the leading character in the first movie, will return as the story will focus on a couple who move into eerie Eel Marsh House four decades after the setting of the original.

No director has yet been signed up either.

'The Woman in Black' has so far taken $120m (€144m) at the box office internationally, and marked the first major movie for Daniel following his career in the 'Harry Potter' franchise.

Speaking about his break away from playing the boy wizard previously, Daniel revealed his working from a young age made him protective over other youngsters on set.

He said: "I'm always very protective of kids when they come onto film sets obviously because of my background.

"I had an amazing time on those first films - I had such a great experience and I always sort of feel some sort of obligation to make sure that they have a good time as well.

"And my real-life godson plays my son in the film, so there is an actual chemistry there and he's known me all his life and he's incredibly sweet, and actually really good in the film as well."

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